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Process Operators and Maintenance Staff Work Hand-in-hand with DCS-embedded Condition Monitoring

by Erkki Jaatinen

The capabilities of an on-line condition monitoring system have been embedded in a distributed control system (DCS) which uses common I/O hardware, signal processing hardware and software, engineering configuration tools, information trending and alarming. Machine operators and a maintenance staff are now able to see quickly developing vibration and process pulsation problems and determine their causes, using a unified user interface which is combined with process control functions of the DCS. With this facility, operators are alerted quickly to developing problems so effective corrective action can be initiated. This operator-initiated maintenance combined with regular monitoring of machinery condition by maintenance staff promotes a cooperative effort which improves machinery uptime and leads to cost-effective maintenance planning.

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